Life After Gann

Gann's rich academic program and focus on character development result in alumni who engage deeply on college campuses. Our alumni attend Ivy League universities, liberal arts colleges, and large research universities. They study abroad, lead campus organizations, and conduct original research. Our college counseling department works to ensure an excellent college match for each Gann student.
Through college and beyond, the Gann Alumni Network exists to connect alumni to one another, professionally and personally. Our graduates include computer programmers, artists, lawyers, teachers, rabbis, and physicians – both around the country and the world. When you join the Gann community, you become part of a network of intellectually confident, passionately engaged, and ethically responsible individuals who believe in using their unique talents and voices to create a better world.  

College Matriculation

Gann Academy graduates enroll at a range of top colleges.  Our two full-time college counselors work closely with each student to find the school that is the best “fit.”  Gann alumni have attended over 125 colleges and universities and participated in over 25 gap year programs.  The matriculation list for the Classes of 2015-2019 is below.

Bold indicates multiple students.

American University Harvard College Tulane University
Babson College Hofstra University Union College
Barnard College Indiana University at Bloomington United States Military Academy at West Point
Bates College Ithaca College University of Cincinnati
Berklee College of Music Jewish Theological Seminary of America University of Colorado at Boulder
Binghamton University Johns Hopkins University University of Connecticut
Boston College Johnson & Wales University  University of Florida
Boston University Lafayette College University of Hartford
Brandeis University Lawrence University University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Brown University Lehigh University University of Maryland, College Park
Bryn Mawr College Manhattan School of Music University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Carleton College Marlboro College University of Miami
Carleton University Massachusetts Institute of Technology University of Michigan
Carnegie Mellon University McGill University University of New Hampshire at Durham
Case Western Reserve University Merrimack College University of Pennsylvania
Clark University Michigan State University University of Pittsburgh
Colby College Middlebury College University of Rhode Island
Colgate University Mount Holyoke College University of Rochester
College of Charleston Muhlenberg College University of Southern California
Colorado College The New School The University of Tampa
Columbia University New York University The University of Texas, Austin
Connecticut College Northeastern University The University of the Arts
Cornell University Northwestern University University of Vermont
Dartmouth College Oberlin College University of Virginia
Dean College Olin College of Engineering University of Wisconsin, Madison
DePaul University Pennsylvania State University Ursinus College
Dickinson College Pratt Institute Vanderbilt University
Drexel University Princeton University Vassar College
Duke University Quinnipiac University Washington University in St. Louis
Elon University Rochester Institute of Technology Wellesley College
Emerson College Roger Williams University Wesleyan University
Emory University Simmons University Wheaton College MA
Franklin & Marshall College Skidmore College William & Mary
The George Washington University Smith College Williams College
Georgia Institute of Technology Southern Vermont College Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Gettysburg College Stanford University Yale University
Goucher College Syracuse University Yeshiva University
Hamilton College Trinity College
Hampshire College Tufts University

Words from Alumni

We learned to listen to each other and respect differing points of view. We learned that challenging encounters are opportunities for growth. We learned tolerance. The experience has had a profound influence on my life -- from college, to medical school, to my work in emergency medicine.
Dr. Doron Korinow, Class of 2000 | Tel Aviv University & University of Massachusetts Medical Center | Now: Board Certified Emergency Medicine physician at Newton-Wellesley Hospital

My years at Gann are some of my fondest. There are quite a few people who impacted my life in positive and dramatic ways, from coaches to teachers of all disciplines. What I remember most fondly about Gann was every faculty member’s personal investment in his or her students. The genuine interest of teachers in a student’s success is hard to find.
Margalit Chafitz, Class of 2006 | Boston University, Class of 2010 | Now: VP, Account Director at FCB Health

Keeping quiet is not part of the Gann mentality. Gann has developed very effective formats for dialogue and the free exchange of ideas, and we were constantly encouraged to respectfully share our opinions. In different ways, I think that every student graduated with the ability to speak up even in the face of opposition. In many situations, I've been able to voice ideas with the knowledge that the worst-case-scenario is that someone might disagree.
Alex Woogmaster, Class of 2005 | Cornell University, Class of 2011 | Now: Creative Director at Wynn Design & Development

Who Will You Become?

List of 3 news stories.

  • Brick Replica of a Portion of the  Cedar Hill Hedge Maze Credit: Betty MacKenzie, April 2021

    Cornelia Warren and My Gann Experience

    By Aviva Stein '21
    When you ask students at Gann Academy “what is special about Gann?” you will get a wide array of answers. One answer you will always get is something along the lines of “my teachers!” This is certainly true for me. The benefit of going to a small school like Gann is that my teachers know who I am. My teachers gave me individualized attention, engaged with me after class when I wanted to talk about the lesson, and remembered my interests, helping me to explore them further. My teachers became my mentors and advocates, pushing me to explore new things and expand my horizons. 

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  • Gann Celebrates Class of 2020 with Drive-in Commencement

    Ellen Seaward
    By: Ellen Seaward

    On Sunday, June 14, under a bright blue sky, 66 heifers and their families rolled into the Gann Academy parking lot for a drive-in commencement ceremony, the first in the school’s history. Faculty sat socially distant along the school’s lot and welcomed the cars, decorated with balloons, signs, streamers, and paint. Joyful waves and shouts of hello were exchanged between students and teachers who had not seen each other in-person in over two months.

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  • Former "SCOTUS" Student Hosts Zoom Reunion

    US Supreme Court Cases has long been a popular course among Gann Academy students. Affectionally referred to as "SCOTUS," the class, led by history teacher Yoni Kadden, has championed a style of learning that engages participants as both students and teachers. SCOTUS, which stands for Supreme Court of the United States, is also known for leaving an impact that lasts well beyond graduation from Gann—an impact that inspired Talya Lerner '19, who took SCOTUS last year, to organize a virtual reunion of her former SCOTUS peers.

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